I have a 1984 Suburban that recently had the alternator start to go bad. The other day I went to start it and it was dead. I have dual batteries (Painless Setup) and flipped over to the auxilary battery and it still wouldnt start. Couldnt jumpstart it either. I finally got the truck started by running a lead off the battery into the S terminal on the starter. Only one problem then. My wipers came on and I couldnt shut them off without removing the fuse. In addition the turn signal lamps in the dash do not blink but come one and stay on. The amp meter and the temp guage fluctuate with the gas pedal as well. ALso the transmission would sometimes shift and sometimes not going down the road (700r4). I found that the fusible link was bad (again happens every few years) and I replaced it, but the problem is still there (the truck does start now). I have a new powermaster alternator to install, and I am crossing my fingers, but am doubtfull that this has anything to do with it (wipers come on with key in acc position). Any thoughts or ideas would be really appreciated!! 84 Burb with 35's and locked front and rear.